The diary of Anne frank

Mr. Van Daan

Biography

Mr. Van Daan was a worker at a factory with Mr. Frank and they made jelly together. Unfortunately he had to go into hiding with Mr. Frank because they were Jews. When they are in the annex “apartment in his factory” they have to use ration books to get things like milk. When they choose what they want they tell meip and meip tries to get it for them from there ration books. They would have to stay in there until the war was over. They also had special rules like can’t flush the toilet and can’t talk while workers are there. When all the workers are gone they could do whatever they wanted to.

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I choose a piece of bread because he is very selfish. One night Mr. Van Daan went to the kitchen and took a piece of bread and Mrs. Frank walked in on him and he got caught she was not happy. Mrs. Frank threatened him that she was going to kick them out. Another time was he sold Mrs. Van Daans favorite fur coat that her dad got her. He sold it because they were running low on money. He always got the bigger piece of everything food and cake. He always got the most of everything.
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Another symbol is food because he is needy. When he asked for something he gets it. He asked to get rid of mouschi and they didn’t want to but they had to because he said so. He also got the bigger half of the food like at Christmas he got a bigger piece of the cake. He asked Meip to get him stuff and he got it. He always had to have it his way. He always needed the extra items because he thought he was the best.
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Theme

One theme of the diary of Anne frank is always have courage. When the thief comes and took the radio and cash box everyone got scared. They thought it was the end and they were gone, and they all thought it was over. Then Mr. Frank said “have we lost all faith and all courage.” That gave them that little bit of extra hope to get them through the years they were up in the annex. Meip also brought cake that said piece in 1943 which gave them hope and encouragement. They never lost their courage till they actually got captured.

Theme

Another theme of the diary of Anne frank is to have friendship. When you have friends you have people to rely on. Like in the book the van daans probably would not have a place to stay. The Van Daans would have been in a concentration camp if the were not friends. Peter and Anne got along and had a close friendship. If Meip hadn't of found mr.dussel he would have been in a concentration camp as well. That is why friendship is good to have and to rely on them or have your back.